MSC Cruises has announced it will bring two ships to South Africa’s shores for the 2020/2021 cruise season. This will mark the first time that two different classes of MSC Cruises’ ships will be deployed in South Africa, MSC Opera (Lirica Class) and MSC Musica (Musica Class).
Vikram Jamwal has been appointed general manager of Hilton Durban in South Africa. Jamwal most recently served as Hilton’s regional director of revenue for Africa & the Indian Ocean while based in Dubai.
Hilton has signed a deal with Growthpoint Properties to open a hotel under its lifestyle Canopy by Hilton brand. The 150 guestroom Canopy by Hilton Cape Town Longkloof is expected to begin welcoming guests in 2021 and will be the brand’s debut property in Africa.
As South Africa goes to the polls, incumbent president, Cyril Ramaphosa, is keen to woo the hospitality sector with the promise of a radical overhaul of the national visa regime. Reporting from Africa’s Travel Indaba in Durban for Breaking Travel News, Sapphire Goss assesses what impact it will have on the local market
South Africa minister of tourism Derek Hanekom tells Breaking Travel News how new visa regulations will benefit the tourism sector in the destination during World Travel Market in London. Also up for discussion are the messaging around the apparent water shortage in Cape Town and the value of attending the leading European trade show.
As the country seeks to allay fears over water shortages and visa restrictions, Breaking Travel News here speaks to Tolene van der Merwe, hub head in the UK & Ireland for South African Tourism, about a return to form for the destination in 2019. Also on the agenda are opportunities created by the falling value of the rand and a fresh tourism push under the new political administration.
Despite covering Morocco and Egypt in northern Africa, the call of wild adventures in eastern and sub-Saharan Africa has been strong, and today the global youth travel brand has announced a suite of new trips to the region.
South African Tourism has launched a brand new social media initiative to help agents to effectively sell the country. Each video will focus on one region of the country with a special guest offering top tips on the best experiences for holidaymakers.
A team of nature-loving South Africans, in partnership with Google Street View and South African Tourism, have released a large collection of 360-degree imagery of the country’s wildest areas.